Carnaval Boedo, Buenos Aires

Every year, throughout the month of February (summertime), Buenos Aires exhibits 37 parades across the different ‘barrios’ (neighbourhoods) of the city.

All night long, exhibitionists of all ages and sizes show off their choreography and gem studded costumes to the sound of rumbling drums.

some young performers I caught while waiting for the bus. Notice how they smoothly hide their smokes.

Some young performers I caught while waiting for the bus. Notice how they smoothly hide their smokes.

These smaller, more local parades are called ‘Murgas’ and were declared Cultural Heritage of the city in 1997.

Child performers take a break

Performances are said (by organizers) to use humour to comment on the Argentinian culture.

Festivities run all night and into the morning hours.

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